The history of light: Waves and Photons |Watch videos from Greeks, Arabs to the West

Why light matters

On the most fundamental level through photosynthesis, light is necessary to the existence of life itself, and the many applications of light have revolutionised society through medicine, communications and culture. Light and photonics are poised to become key enabling technologies of the future.

The history of light : waves and photons



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